Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Oreo Gene

Little known fact: your DNA strand holds the key to how you eat Oreos. This is just a theory, of course, but it came to me in such a flash of brilliance, it has to be true.

Morgan eats her Oreos by dunking them in milk, like her mom.
Zoe eats her Oreos by twisting them apart, like her dad.

Pretty sure we never taught them either of these methods.

Pretty sure they shouldn't be eating that many Oreos for me to find this out.

Also interesting, Zoe does not eat the side of the Oreo with no cream filling. She purposefully seeks out the dog to give it to him, but if he is hiding, she will settle for giving it to me.

In other health news...Morgan told me her heart felt bad today. She said it was eating her stomach and growing too small, like the grinch. Both mortified and amazed, I asked her why she felt this way. "I don't know, Mommy. It's just not a lucky day." I'm pretty sure this stems from Christmas being over, but I am on the lookout for PTSD due to Jaws 3 in 3-D.

On the flip side, I also caught her singing Black Eyed Peas..."I got a feeling...that tonight's gonna be a good night..." and then she stopped and told Zoe, "Take it from the top. That means, go back to the beginning."

Pinky Dinky Doo strikes again!


  1. that's amazing...I just love stopping by here!

  2. Children learn by watching. You don't have to teach them silly! You have a sociologist for a friend -- how do you NOT know this?

    Luckily for you they also rebound quickly (or so my Teacher Ed friends tell me) at this age so you probably haven't done permanent damage with Jaws 3 D. Of course I am not sure that holds true with the Black-Eyed Peas.

  3. Yeah, I have to back Denise on this one. Those kids need to be raised on a steady diet of 80s music and Lutheran hymns (old hymnbook, of course). If it was good enough for us, it's good enough for them!

    Thanks for the hilarious recap of your Christmas chaos. Jake and I appreciate the shout-out. Looking forward to the next time we can play "M-O-R-G-A-N" and have a great time with all our little cousins!